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Poppies: Flemish Antique colours

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March 9, 2008
9:47 PM

Post #4643310

Papaver somniferum Flemish Antique has colour variations as can be seen in this photo. The darker, richer colour is the colour usually selected for the commercial seed packet photo.

Flower colour is always more intense when the weather is cooler. There was a period of unusually warm weather and that may account for the lighter colours.

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Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

March 9, 2008
11:07 PM

Post #4643614

Thanks for the lovely picture, cowgirl! I have this one germinating like crazy in a wintersown container and cannot wait to see it bloom. I have a feeling it'll be a favorite.
Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 13, 2008
4:39 PM

Post #4658817

Wow! Beautiful photo! I also tried wintersowing them this year for the first time. Might begin a few indoors, too, to see what happens. Thanks for the preview of what might come.

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